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Friday, April 28, 2023
Hatfield Mccoy Trails, Tick Ridge Campground, Spruce Creek Campground
|Last Known Status||Open|
This state forest features over 100 miles of motorized trails that are open to all OHV types. The trails are mostly hard packed with crushed gravel, making it perfect for beginners or a group ride. Bear, turkey and raccoon are among the many types of wildlife you may encounter here.
The forest has two designated campgrounds with direct trail access but also offers 14 cabin rentals, each with electric, water, linens, restrooms and a kitchen. Reservations are required which can be done online. Additional lodging can be found at Rustic Ravines, which features cabin rentals with modern amenities (RV sites coming soon), guided tours, trail riding permits and maps. Visitors can ride directly from the property and access Cabwaylingo State Forest via county and dirt roads.
The trails are marked and form long multiple loops through a dense hardwood trees with lots of shallow stream crossings and rolling hills.
|Permit Required||Yes||Hatfield McCoy Trails Permit|
|Other ATV Stickers Accepted||No||All riders, drivers and passengers must have a valid Hatfield McCoy Trails Permit affixed to the helmet.|
|Spark Arrestor||Yes||A spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.|
|Noise Limit||Yes (99 dB)|
|Whip Flags||Not Required|
|Maximum Vehicle Width||No Restriction|
|Motorcycles & Dirt Bikes||Permitted|
|UTV & SXS||Permitted|
|4x4 & Jeeps (registered)||Permitted|
|Dune Buggy & Sand Rail|
|2 Stroke Engines||No Restriction|
|MX Helmet Required||Yes|
|Camping||Some Areas||(camp in developed sites only)|
camping not permitted on trail system or at staging areas
|Campfires||Some Areas||(permitted in developed campsites only)|
|Night Riding||No||riding hours are from sunrise to sunset|
|Trail Blazing||Prohibited||stay on trail|
|Rule Enforcement||Yes||Dedicated Rangers/Officers|
Armed OfficersJeep/SUV Patrol
Trails patrolled by WV DNR Police Officers.
|Comment||Tick Ridge Campground has 8 primitive sites, Spruce Creek Campground has six sites with electric and water hookups, 5 primitive sites.|
|Riding||Yes ($26.50 per rider)|
Non-Residents - $50/rider. If purchased online add $4.50/shipping and handling.
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Spruce Creek Campground Fees - $23/tent $33/RV. Tick Ridge Campground $18-$30/night depending on campsite. Call for cabin rental rates.
|Comment||Permits are valid through December 31 of the year purchased. All riders, drivers and passengers must have a valid Hatfield McCoy Trails Permit affixed to the helmet.|
|Recommended Stay||1-2 Days|
|Comments||(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)|
|Nearest City||Dunlow, WV|
|Address||Tick Ridge Access Road, Wilsondale, WV 25699|
|From: Dunlow, WV
1) Take Hwy 152 South 5.5 miles
2) Turn right (west) onto Tick Ridge Access Road.
For Spruce Creek Campground:
3) Continue south past Tick Ridge Access Road 2.5 miles
4) Look for campground sign, turn here.
|Contact Info||Hatfield Mccoy Trails Welcome Center|
P.O. Box 146
Man, WV 25635
|Contact Info||Cabwaylingo State Forest|
4279 Cabwaylingo Park Road
Dunlow, WV 25511
|Contact Info||Rustic Ravines|
2575 Hampton Ridge Road
Genoa, WV 25517
|Comment||Cabin rentals and vendor for Hatfield McCoy Trail Permits|
|Approx Size||8,300 acres (13 sq mi)|
|Miles Of Trail||100|
|Elevation||720 to 1020 ft.|
|Trail Maintenance||Marked, Rated, Heavily Maintained|
|Hazards||Few||(hazards assumed marked but use caution)|
|Gasoline||1-5 Miles (NE)||James Grocery (304) 385-4346|
|Diesel||1-5 Miles (NE)||James Grocery (304) 385-4346|
|Water||On Site||Spruce Creek Campground (304) 385-4255|
|RV Hookup||On Site||Spruce Creek Campground (304) 385-4255|
|RV Disposal||On Site||Spruce Creek Campground (304) 385-4255|
|Campground||On Site||Tick Ridge Campground (304) 385-4255|
|Conv Store||1-5 Miles (NE)||James Grocery (304) 385-4346|